Paper Suite » Crafting Lifestyle Blog by Ashley Cannon Newell

Masthead header


Hey! You all ought to know that I love to say “Hey!” So, I got this cute stamp set by The Stamps of Life! This is a quick and fun card to make. The stitching is a bit quirky, but I liked the end result. Enjoy your Friday Eve! I’m so happy the weekend is almost here!
Thanks for taking a peek today!
  1. Make 4.25″ square card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper strips, adhere to card front, and add stitching.
  3. Stamp “hey” on tag, then add ribbon.
  4. Attach tag to card front with foam adhesive.
  5. To create flower embellishments, stamp flower, add epoxy sticker and cut out!
Stamps :: The Stamps of Life – hello2you
Ink :: PTI – raspberry fizz
Paper :: PTI – kraft, bitty box, in bloom, raspberry fizz mix (patterned paper)
Embellishments :: EK Success – epoxy sticker; KaiserCraft – rhinestone; PTI – ribbon; Nice Package Shop – mini tag
Tools :: thread, sewing machine
Laura O'DonnellJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:29 am

love it!

Kate LewisJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:47 am

Hi Ashley, hope you're well! I love this card – the kraft and pink are great together! Hugs, Kate x

LaurelJanuary 28, 2010 - 9:34 am

I love this!

Courtney BakerJanuary 28, 2010 - 9:41 am

I love this and the quirky stitching!

Heather P.January 28, 2010 - 9:58 am

Ooo, the quirky stitching is F.U.N! What a fabulous card, there's just something about pink that starts my day off right! :)

reeree62January 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

Love this, Ashley!!

Paloma GomezJanuary 28, 2010 - 12:54 pm

love it!

milkshake007January 28, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Love it!
Saw your wonderful card in the Jan/Feb issue of the Paper crafts magazine…….!
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Beth MJanuary 28, 2010 - 3:38 pm

I love this! Kraft and Pink . . . perfect combo!

janeskeepsakesJanuary 28, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Like your project!

TiffanyJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Love your stitching, so much fun and the pinks are so vibrant!

BrookeJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Gorgeous card – LOVE the colours!

Two Happy StampersJanuary 28, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Love it, and that stitching adds a lot of character! =)

clouds shadlerJanuary 29, 2010 - 1:09 am

ooh, so cute and girly! what awesome way to use pink with kraft!

Clouds :D

mom2christopherJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:46 am

Love this card! Great patterned papers and stitching! :)

Monika/BuzsyJanuary 29, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Fabulous cards! I love those pretty pearsl and the great colors. TFS!

RubyJanuary 30, 2010 - 3:57 am

Lovely cards Ashley. I especially like your quirky stitching, I think it really finishes off the card perfectly :o)

SavitriJanuary 31, 2010 - 11:01 am

I need a different sewing machine so that i can have different stitches. Now I just have two options. Cute cute design!!

Angie TiemanJanuary 31, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Love this! Those quirky stitches are great and I may have to get that uber cute stamp set!

Geny (Mommy Geny)February 1, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Fantastic card Ashley!

Miss You

Hey there, Bleeps! I’m missing CHA, so here’s a card for all of my friends I saw in California! Miss ya’ll already! This card is a ‘publication reject!’ Sometimes, the cards I submit for publication do not get picked up. The good thing about getting rejected is that I get to still share them here with my Bleeps! Most times when I submit, I get rejections. I am okay with that because I understand that publishers are selective about the projects shown in their publications for a variety of reasons, from color combinations to design elements. It does not mean that the project is not good. Sometimes, a card presented for one publication is rejected, but accepted for another because the it fits a different publication better (this could be the same publisher). I just wanted to share a bit about my publishing experiences. It’s a job. I have fun submitting every month. You just have to try.
Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Make an A2 card from cardstock.
  2. Trim polka dot patterned paper strip and adhere to card front.
  3. Ink leaves, then use the kissing technique and stamp polka dot stamp overtop, then stamp on cream cardstock.
  4. Cut out leaves and adhere to card front.
  5. Tie ribbon into a bow and add button embellishment.
  6. Die cut scallop circle from felt and add stitching.
  7. Adhere sticker letters to spell “miss you,” then adhere scallop circle die cut to card front.


Stamps :: Papertrey Ink- turning a new leaf; SU! – polka dot
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – raspberry fizz
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – vintage cream; SU! – bermuda bay; Cosmo Cricket – early bird collection (patterned paper)
Embellishments :: Heather Bailey – felt; thread; Making Memories – letter stickers; Papertrey Ink – ribbon, button; straight pins; twine
Tools :: sewing machine; Spellbinders – scallop circle nestabilities, wizard
SavitriJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:26 am

Wish I went and met you all! Gorgeous card… reject or not :)

JenJanuary 27, 2010 - 2:30 am

it was so great to meet you and get to know you a bit better…shopping for beads and such…a great memory!! :) love the colors for this card…beautiful!!

Heather P.January 27, 2010 - 3:15 am

This is such a fun card! Love the playful colors! :)

???????January 27, 2010 - 4:12 am

hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

???????January 27, 2010 - 4:12 am

hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

???????January 27, 2010 - 4:12 am

hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

Be(e)January 27, 2010 - 4:17 am

A bright and cheerful card! fun.

Charmaine (CharmWarm)January 27, 2010 - 7:12 am

What a happy card! Makes me smile! I LOVE it!

MichelleJanuary 27, 2010 - 7:46 am

Nodding my head like yeah….girl, if it weren't for publication rejects, I'd have nothing to share on my blog – LOL This is a fun card….funky even – orange and pink and yellow – far out!

Lucy AbramsJanuary 27, 2010 - 4:11 pm

What a CUTE and funky card. LOVE the bright polka dots. Gorgeous.

Courtney BakerJanuary 27, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Look at you busting out the colors. I'm missing CHA too. It was so fun, huh?

Great card I really like whatever you did the leaf image!

Stamping CafeJanuary 27, 2010 - 6:19 pm

What a gorgeous and fun card, Ashely! Love the happy colors and the stitching on the circle!!

mom2christopherJanuary 27, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Very cool! Love the colorful title and the stitching! :) Kathy

Lea L.January 27, 2010 - 11:56 pm

So pretty! I love the bright and vivid colors!


StephJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:16 am

super fun and cute card. it was really nice to meet and hang with you last weekend.

sarahmartinaJanuary 28, 2010 - 2:06 am

Super fun card, Ash! :-)

anyaJanuary 28, 2010 - 11:16 am

I really like this card Ashley. The stitched felt accent is really fun – I should do this more often!

~kelly marie~January 29, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Gorgeous card! I just love the color combo!

Valentine’s for Kids

Hey there, Bleeps! I’m sure you’re wondering where my photos are from CHA! They’re coming! I like to post something bold and new and that takes time! But, I do have some Valentine’s cards to share with you. They will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Winter is organizing a card drive as well for Texas Children’s Hospital. Regardless of where my cards end up, I hope they will make a child smile and forget for a bit where they are. This time, I even finished the insides!:)
Check this out! Erin K. was inspired by my card in Stamp It! magazine and made her own version. It’s super cute and I love her take on it! I still can’t believe that someone would be inspired by a card that I made. Thanks, Erin for posting!
Since I’m on the topic of Stamp It!, I have a few cards in there and one is the Stamp It Three Ways column! Please check it out because this issue is a definite must-have in your craft magazine stash! You can pick it up at any bookstore with a crafts section or AC Moore!
Thanks for taking a peek and enjoy yourself!
Instructions – Outside
  1. Make A2 card base from cardstock.
  2. Trim blue cardstock and stamp heart pattern, then mat on red cardstock.
  3. Add twine.
  4. Punch heart and pop off cardstock.
  5. Stamp sentiment and add strip to cardstock.
  6. Adhere cardstock to card front at an angle.
Instructions – Inside
  1. Trim blue cardstock and stamp heart pattern.
  2. Stamp sentiment.
  3. Punch heart and adhere.
  4. Mat onto red cardstock and adhere to card’s inside.
Stamps :: Papertrey Ink – background basics (hearts); Heart Prints
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – pure poppy
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – pure poppy, aqua mist, dark chocolate, white
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – twine
Tools :: Marvy Uchida – heart punches
Heather P.January 26, 2010 - 2:51 am

These turned out fantastic! The colors really *POP*! :)

GloriaJanuary 26, 2010 - 9:57 am

Love the cards and what a great idea to send to kids.

Erin KJanuary 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

Are you kidding? I'm inspired by most of your cards! haha. Thanks for the mention.

Today's cards are awesome as usual.

mom2christopherJanuary 26, 2010 - 10:43 am

Such sweet Valentine's cards and a wonderful charity! Good on you! :) Kathy

Melissa LavertyJanuary 26, 2010 - 11:06 am

Love this card Ashley. Inspired me to create!!! Thanks.

Geny (Mommy Geny)January 26, 2010 - 5:57 pm

I just love these Ashley, they are pretty, colorful, fun and perfect!!!

JessicaJanuary 26, 2010 - 6:31 pm

This is an awesome set of cards, Ashley!!! I think your work is fabulous :) TFS

dustypennyJanuary 26, 2010 - 8:03 pm


WinterJanuary 26, 2010 - 8:16 pm

So cute! I love the colors! Thanks for your help in the card drive! :)

Monica K.January 26, 2010 - 11:49 pm

I love the aqua, brown and red combo! Such a sweet card! :)

Lea L.January 27, 2010 - 11:56 pm

These are so beautiful! I love how you've used the baker's twine!